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October 24, 1985 | Associated Press
Samantha Smith, a Maine girl who went to the Soviet Union in 1983 as guest of the Soviet leader, was awarded a posthumous Peace Pilgrim Prize" here Wednesday. Samantha died last summer in a plane crash in Maine, and the award was presented to her mother, Jayne Smith, during 40th anniversary celebrations of the United Nations. The award was given by the Peace Pilgrims, an American women's organization with affiliates in several states.
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January 18, 1989
A settlement was reached in a $50-million lawsuit filed against a commuter airline by the mother of Samantha Smith, the Maine schoolgirl and peace envoy killed in a 1985 plane crash. Terms of the settlement between Jane Smith and Bar Harbor Airlines were not revealed on agreement of both parties, said Bar Harbor spokesman Steve Mason. Samantha, 13, of Hallowell, Me., her father, Arthur, and six other people were killed Aug.
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January 29, 1986 | Associated Press
Both engines of Bar Harbor Airlines Flight 1808 were operating when the plane crashed last summer approaching Auburn-Lewiston Municipal Airport, killing Samantha Smith, 13, and seven other people, federal investigators were told Tuesday. The National Transportation Safety Board opened two days of hearings as part of its attempt to determine the probable cause of the Aug. 25 accident.
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August 27, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Soon, coming direct from Moscow, will be "Samantha Smith: The Opera." That's what Komsomolskaya Pravda, the Soviet Union's youth newspaper, reported in Tuesday's edition. Smith, who wrote former Soviet leader Yuri Andropov a letter in 1982 expressing concern about nuclear war between the superpowers, was killed in a plane crash in 1985.
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January 8, 1986 | United Press International
The National Transportation Safety Board announced Tuesday that it will hold hearings here Jan. 28-29 to determine the cause of the plane crash that killed Maine schoolgirl Samantha Smith and seven others last August. Samantha, who was 13 when she died, gained fame when she wrote to Soviet Premier Yuri V. Andropov, then visited him in 1983.
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December 17, 1985 | United Press International
A model of a statue of Samantha Smith was unveiled at a shopping center today, less than four months after she died in a plane crash. The 13-year-old's 1983 appeal to the late Soviet leader Yuri V. Andropov won her international attention. The statue, showing Samantha holding a dove while a small bear sits at her feet, was sponsored by the Auburn Mall. The cost of casting the statue in bronze will be financed by public donations. "Christmas is a time to honor children and celebrate peace," Gov.
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August 26, 1985 | Associated Press
Samantha Smith, the schoolgirl whose wish for peace led to a highly publicized tour of the Soviet Union in 1983 as the guest of Yuri V. Andropov, was killed Sunday night along with her father and six other people in a plane crash. The Bar Harbor Airlines Beechcraft 99 turboprop plane crashed and exploded in the rain half a mile from Auburn-Lewiston Municipal Airport, authorities said.
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March 20, 1986 | United Press International
Soviet schoolgirl Katerina Lycheva, saying she wants an "Earth without weapons," flew to the United States today on a peace tour in memory of Samantha Smith, the American youngster who visited the Soviet Union in 1983. The 11-year-old fifth-grader won the two-week trip to the United States for suggesting that her school establish a memorial "museum" to Samantha, who died in a plane crash in Maine last year. Katya, as she is known to her friends, was to begin the tour in Chicago.
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August 27, 1985 | BURT A. FOLKART, Times Staff Writer
Samantha Smith, a normally reticent sixth-grader whose letter to then-Soviet President Yuri V. Andropov made her a private missionary for world peace, died with her father in the crash of a commuter plane in Maine, her mother said Monday. Six others on the Bar Harbor Airlines flight from Boston to Augusta and Auburn, Me., also were killed. The plane crashed Sunday night in a rainstorm, but federal investigators said Monday afternoon that it could take months to determine the cause.
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April 24, 1986
The letter from William B. Habegger (March 14), regarding reports that the FBI kept a secret file on Samantha Smith, has been brought to my attention. I want to assure you that news reports suggesting that Samantha was the target of an FBI investigation are inaccurate. Samantha served her country well and she is loved and sorely missed by all of us. WILLIAM M. BAKER Assistant Director Office of Congressional and Public Affairs Federal Bureau of Investigation Washington
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April 24, 1986
The letter from William B. Habegger (March 14), regarding reports that the FBI kept a secret file on Samantha Smith, has been brought to my attention. I want to assure you that news reports suggesting that Samantha was the target of an FBI investigation are inaccurate. Samantha served her country well and she is loved and sorely missed by all of us. WILLIAM M. BAKER Assistant Director Office of Congressional and Public Affairs Federal Bureau of Investigation Washington
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March 20, 1986 | United Press International
Soviet schoolgirl Katerina Lycheva, saying she wants an "Earth without weapons," flew to the United States today on a peace tour in memory of Samantha Smith, the American youngster who visited the Soviet Union in 1983. The 11-year-old fifth-grader won the two-week trip to the United States for suggesting that her school establish a memorial "museum" to Samantha, who died in a plane crash in Maine last year. Katya, as she is known to her friends, was to begin the tour in Chicago.
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January 29, 1986 | Associated Press
Both engines of Bar Harbor Airlines Flight 1808 were operating when the plane crashed last summer approaching Auburn-Lewiston Municipal Airport, killing Samantha Smith, 13, and seven other people, federal investigators were told Tuesday. The National Transportation Safety Board opened two days of hearings as part of its attempt to determine the probable cause of the Aug. 25 accident.
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January 10, 1986 | United Press International
Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev today thanked a 12-year-old schoolgirl for writing to him and sent her a book on V. I. Lenin, a pair of picture albums and a samovar--but no invitation to the Soviet Union. Sixth-grader Aiko Fukuda received Gorbachev's message and the gifts from Soviet Embassy First Secretary Sergei Kharin at Chukyo University in a brief ceremony in the western city of Nagoya.
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January 8, 1986 | United Press International
The National Transportation Safety Board announced Tuesday that it will hold hearings here Jan. 28-29 to determine the cause of the plane crash that killed Maine schoolgirl Samantha Smith and seven others last August. Samantha, who was 13 when she died, gained fame when she wrote to Soviet Premier Yuri V. Andropov, then visited him in 1983.
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December 17, 1985 | United Press International
A model of a statue of Samantha Smith was unveiled at a shopping center today, less than four months after she died in a plane crash. The 13-year-old's 1983 appeal to the late Soviet leader Yuri V. Andropov won her international attention. The statue, showing Samantha holding a dove while a small bear sits at her feet, was sponsored by the Auburn Mall. The cost of casting the statue in bronze will be financed by public donations. "Christmas is a time to honor children and celebrate peace," Gov.
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October 25, 1985
Plans for a children's television program to originate simultaneously from Minneapolis and the Soviet Union on Dec. 2 were announced by Minnesota Gov. Rudy Perpich. The project, Minnesota-Moscow Children's Space Bridge, will be dedicated to the spirit of Samantha Smith, the Maine schoolgirl who became an international good-will emissary when she visited the Soviet Union in 1983. Smith, 13, was killed in a plane crash in August.
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